Posted on 16th December 2015
Local Hospice has been celebrating its 40th anniversary with a special appeal
As 2015 is its 40th anniversary, St Peter & St James Hospice has been celebrating the year with a special appeal. The Hospice held an exciting calendar of events throughout this year and launched a special anniversary appeal to help support the vital services it provides to the community. All at the Hospice would like to thank those who have donated to the appeal, which has raised £37,000, so far.
Anyone still wishing to donate to the special appeal can do so online by going to the Hospice’s website at www.stpeter-stjames.org.uk or picking up a leaflet from the Hospice or any of its eight shops throughout the local community (Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Lewes, Lindfield and Uckfield).
While £37,000 is a fantastic amount, reaching £40,000 to match the 40th anniversary would make it even more special and provide additional much-needed funds. St Peter & St James is the Sussex hospice caring for patients in Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Lewes, Uckfield and surrounding villages. With a population of 200,000, if every person in the catchment area gave just £1 a month this would nearly cover the running costs.
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"This association was started with a lot of effort from a few local businessmen and has proved to be a very powerful and useful tool for our business. The BHBPA has influence at the top level; when action is needed, the BHBPA gets it done. We are kept in touch with all that is happening on our doorstep and will often act because of what is published in the weekly emails / newsletters."
"“Sutton Winson have been members of the BHBPA for around 7 years. We have found it a great way to keep in touch with Burgess Hill businesses and to meet with likeminded people. It’s not just another “networking” group, as it tackles the real issues and gets things done”"
"As the local hospice for the area, it’s great that we receive so much support from the BHBPA. Last year the members raised an amazing £2150 through activities such as Bake Off and the BHBiz Awards. Each well planned members meeting enables good networking opportunities and speakers that are relevant to the present climate and local issues. We are proud to be members of BHBPA."
"“I can’t speak highly enough of the BHBPA. As a small local business we feel very much part of a community and thoroughly enjoy the annual exhibition and meetings throughout the year. Over the years we have built fantastic working relationships with many BHBPA members and every meeting and event offers us opportunities to work with more. This is networking at its best! ” "